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Group Building Activity, Name Game/Get to know each other

Chocolate Convention

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Share and get to know each others’ organisations.

Description of the tool

A) Each participant takes an empty box and is asked to present their organisation as a box of chocolates. Remind them to be creative and then they make labels for the boxes. The guide is:
- The top – name of organisation, aim of organisation and their role in the organisation.
- The sides – the main activities of the organisation, 1-2 experiences with supporting a project that was initiated and carried out by young people

B) Each participant then becomes a buyer and a seller and circulates presenting their box of chocolate and taking note of others using the score card.


  • It could be good to give participants more time to create the box on the arrival day allowing more time for promoting their box of chocolate and organisation.
    It can be both an advantage and disadvantage for larger groups being tight with the time but the main advantage was that it encouraged participants to clarify the important information for other participants to know about their organisation with the time and space allowed in this activity.
    Display the boxes in a place that is accessible throughout the week.
    Remind participants that it is a training course not a CMS.

    Nerijus Kriauciunas , 23 September 2006 00:01:33

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Tool overview

This tool is for

Up to 30 people

and addresses

Group Dynamics

Materials needed:

Participants will need organisation information, and empty card box and arts and craft materials, chocolate convention score card (see in the downloads).


1 hour 30 min. (45 min. for part A and 45 min. for part B)

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Nerijus Kriauciunas (on 1 October 2006)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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